The Canadian National Project (CNP) Award is annually awarded to the most successful project teams in Canada. The award identifies examples of excellent project management and acknowledges innovative projects. It supports professional project management in achieving high performance in projects and motivates project teams to identify and optimize the use of their strengths. The Award will be presented for the first time in ProjectWorld Conference in Toronto in 2011 (with the process planned to be started in September 2010).
The CNP Award is a unique form of benchmarking for project work. All award applicants receive an individual, detailed written benchmark report from a team of qualified and experienced project experts in leading positions. Benchmark report shows not only the strengths in project management but also indicates in which areas the project work can be improved, which leads to better project results in the future. The benchmark report includes also the comparison of the best project teams' performance.
Prestige: The CNP Award offers a considerable gain of prestige. Award Finalists, Prize Winners and Award Winners are published and the logo of the CNP Award is available for company documents and publications. This enables the team to show that it is one of the most successful and nationally recognised project teams. The national Prize and Award Winners may wish to participate in IPMA International Project Excellence Award contest at the next step, and score further success then.
Exchange Experience: Award and Prize Winners are invited to exchange their experience of “Project Excellence” at the annual ProjectWorld Conference in Toronto.
Leading Project Team: This is an outstanding opportunity to show their status as a leading project team and to exchange professional experience with the other winners.
ProjectWorld Conference: The ProjectWorld Conference documents and other publications provide further opportunities to demonstrate the excellent Project achievement of the team and the organisation responsible.
CNP Award Winners Club: The Award Finalists are invited to join the CNP Award Winners Club which will be established in the ProjectWorld Conference in Toronto in 2011. The Winners Club is an exclusive group for Award Finalists and the CNP Award Management Board and selected Award Assessors.
To help assess any project a fundamental and sound picture is required. This structure is offered by the IPMA Project Excellence Model. The Model is a benchmarking tool which helps project teams to reflect on their own strengths and potential improvement areas. The model is an adaptable and open concept. It allows many different project approaches to be used and should gain major benefits for future projects. The model elements are based on the fundamental insights, concepts and experiences of Total Quality Management (TQM). Of course, this experience – and therefore the IPMA Project Excellence Model – shows only the status quo of current management quality. However, the model is being developed continually based on the experience of outstanding organisations and project teams.
The current model is based on the following demands and insights:
The target for the CNP Award applicants is to collect 1000 points.
The IPMA Project Excellence Model divides nine assessment criteria into two sections of 500 points:
The IPMA Project Excellence Model covers the following important aspects:
The Application Brochure for the CNP Award contains the description of the IPMA Project Excellence Model. If you wish to obtain a copy, please send a request with the name of yourself and the organisation by e-mail to the Award Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Project Cost Control
by Morley Selver
Project cost control is a very important topic — even more important when the project budgets can often stretch into the hundreds of millions (even billions) of dollars and small mistakes can get magnified into huge problems. This DVD is a live recording of a webinar by Morley Selver, known as "The Project Doctor," who has over 30 years of real-world plant project engineering experience.
Selver has donated all author royalties from the sale of this DVD to the PMAC.
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